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"Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house."—Haggai 1:9.

Churlish souls stint their contributions to the ministry and missionary operations, and call such saving good economy; little do they dream that they are thus impoverishing themselves. Their excuse is that they must care for their own families, and they forget that to neglect the house of God is the sure way to bring ruin upon their own houses.

Our God has a method in providence by which He can succeed our endeavours beyond our expectation, or can defeat our plans to our confusion and dismay; by a turn of His hand He can steer our vessel in a profitable channel, or run it aground in poverty and bankruptcy. It is the teaching of Scripture that the Lord enriches the liberal and leaves the miserly to find out that withholding tendeth to poverty.

In a very wide sphere of observation, I have noticed that the most generous Christians of my acquaintance have been always the most happy, and almost invariably the most prosperous. I have seen the liberal giver rise to wealth of which he never dreamed; and I have as often seen the mean, ungenerous churl descend to poverty by the very parsimony by which he thought to rise.

Men trust good stewards with larger and larger sums, and so it frequently is with the Lord; He gives by cartloads to those who give by bushels. Where wealth is not bestowed the Lord makes the little much by the contentment which the sanctified heart feels in a portion of which the tithe has been dedicated to the Lord.

Selfishness looks first at home, but godliness seeks first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, yet in the long run selfishness is loss, and godliness is great gain. It needs faith to act towards our God with an open hand, but surely He deserves it of us; and all that we can do is a very poor acknowledgment of our amazing indebtedness to His goodness.

Charles Spurgeon
 
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the tithe is the law and should not be followed, we must give much more then 10% IMO, the tithe is just a stepping stone.

Its really this simple do you want to invest in your eternal life which will last forever or do want to invest in your earthly life which will last maybe 70-100 years??

Jesus makes it quite plain for us to understand when he say says your heart is where your treasure is.


“Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?”
John Wesley

“Earn all you can, give all you can, save all you can”
John Wesley

“Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?”
John Wesley

Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart. John Wesley


bet you wont hear any prosperity gospel teachers saying this type of thing ';)
 
Loyal
the tithe is the law and should not be followed, we must give much more then 10% IMO, the tithe is just a stepping stone.

Its really this simple do you want to invest in your eternal life which will last forever or do want to invest in your earthly life which will last maybe 70-100 years??

Jesus makes it quite plain for us to understand when he say says your heart is where your treasure is.


“Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?”
John Wesley

“Earn all you can, give all you can, save all you can”
John Wesley

“Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?”
John Wesley

Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart. John Wesley


bet you wont hear any prosperity gospel teachers saying this type of thing ';)
Where does the Word say we don't follow the law?
Matthew 22:36-40 (CJB)
36 “Rabbi, which of the mitzvot in the Torah is the most important?” 37 He told him, “‘You are to love Adonai your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.’a]">[a] 38 This is the greatest and most important mitzvah. 39 And a second is similar to it, ‘You are to love your neighbor as yourself.’b]">[b] 40 All of the Torah and the Prophets are dependent on these two mitzvot.”

All of the law and the prophets are based on these two laws that we ARE to follow.....So...In keeping these two laws we keep all of the OC law....We tithe out of love....
 

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